Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving here in Drogheda. We invited a few people over and had TONS of food. It was a bit of a challenge to make Thanksgiving dinner as they don't really have everything here to make the traditional dishes. Most everything we were able to make from scratch, except we were not able to find pumpkin for pumpkin pie. Sad. I am hoping to make it to Belfast or Dublin before Christmas to see if any of the stores there carry tinned pumpkin!

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Sweet potatoes boiling and frying up some battered onions to substitue for french's fried onions
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Fried onions (and yes, we put them ALL in the green bean casserole! It was yummy).

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Cut up and dried the bread in the oven for stuffing and the apple pies we ended up making were perfect.
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Fried Hamburger, Rashers (bacon... like Canadian Bacon... you seriously have to put oil in the pan to fry it), Celery, Onions, and Garlic. It is my mom's delicious recipe for stuffing that we LOVE!
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The sweet potato casserole before it went in the oven. It was so good.
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Our turkey doesn't look so good, but that is because it was falling apart. When we took it out of the oven after 3 hours to check if it was done, Stephen pierced the thigh with a knife and the meat just came right off! We had a good feeling that it was done then. :)
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Mmm... pies
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This is after we finished eating! There was still a lot of food left! We had fun though and played Cranium afterwards.
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Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you had a great one!

Comments

  1. Hey I was just wondering the other day if you guys had a non-goofy picture. And Bam there it is! The bacon here is the same! If you can't find any canned pumpkin you really have to try just making your own. It works so well, and it really is easy! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. I wish finding just a fresh pumpkin was easier than finding tinned pumpkin, but it's not. I guess they have pumpkins around here during halloween and then they are gone. I have heard that they have tinned pumpkin in Belfast and Dublin at specialty stores, and Alyssa Murphy has ordered some online before... so I do have some options if I can plan it right. I just didn't realize that they didn't have any before it was too late. Oh well! The apple pies were good.

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  3. It looks like you two had a wonderful Thanksgiving. It was also nice to see that you didn't have to eat all that wonderful looking food all by yourselves. Sorry to hear that you couldn't make pumpkin pies, but those apple pies looked delicious. Thanks for sharing. God Bless.

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  4. I hear you on the small oven! Ours is the size of a microwave... because it doubles as one. :)

    You might try to find frozen pumpkin... or even different kinds of squash and experimenting with those. :) Are you enjoying discovering your surroundings? Sometimes I felt like it was really fun, and other times it was discouraging.

    Your apartment looks gorgeous. :) And it sounds nice and big too. Hehe. William and I have a basic one bedroom apartment with a living room and small kitchen. It works though, and I'm thankful for it.

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  5. I love the pictures! You are such a good cook, you can make anything taste great! I just realized you are waking up in Ireland every morning. You should email me some pics and I will put them up at my desk at work ;)

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